BURZUM - Belus CD
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Belus is the seventh full-length album by the Norwegian one-man band Burzum. Belus was the first album to be recorded and released after Varg Vikernes' May 2009 parole from prison. He had served almost 16 years of a 21-year murder sentence and it was 11 years since the last Burzum-release
The album is just over 50 minutes long. Although Vikernes described modern Black Metal culture as a "tasteless, low-brow parody" of the early Norwegian Black Metal scene, Vikernes did not change the style of his music for Belus and likened it to Hvis lyset tar oss and Filosofem. Nevertheless, he claimed to have "evolved" over time. Belus includes two reworked songs: "Total Destruction" from the unreleased Uruk-Hai from 1988–1989 (with lyrics and title changed to fit the album's theme), which became "Sverddans", and "Dauði Baldrs" (which appears on the album of the same name as an ambient song), which became "Belus' død". The album's lyrics are wholly in Norwegian and were uploaded to the official Burzum website